The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 131 127 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.077% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£334 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.14% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3087 2589 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.70% 92.46% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1318 1122
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 84
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Tester across the Scotland region.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 2 £334 -
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
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Senior Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center